Ellsbury dodges significant injury
The Red Sox caught a big break on Sunday afternoon, when X-rays taken on Jacoby Ellsbury’s left ribs came back negative. It is just a contusion.
Ellsbury and the Sox thought there was at least a chance there might have been some kind of break when he had a collision with Adrian Beltre on a foul ball in the bottom of the ninth inning of Sunday’s game.
“I mean, it’s sore, but I’ll be fine,” said Ellsbury. “He kneed me right in the ribs so that was the thing I was worried about is a broken rib or something like that. I’m sure there’s quite a bit of swelling because it is tough to breathe but I think I’ll be fine.”
Will Ellsbury play on Monday at Minnesota in the debut of Target Field? With it being a 3:10 p.m. CST game, it’s probably too early to say.
“I guess the thing is wake up tomorrow and see how I feel,” Ellsbury said. “As long as nothing is broke, I think … I guess it’s pain tolerance. I feel pretty good. I know it’s going to be really sore tomorrow. I also hit my hip pretty good. I think I’ll be alright.”